History


Chetan D Desai
, Head of C.D.TECHNLOGIES, hails from a family which pioneered the Fire Protection business in India in 1947 under the leadership of his grandfather the Late Mr H N Godiwala (India Fire Engineer Company), who headed this company until his demise in 1969. During that period, the company was the major installation contractor in India undertaking Automatic Sprinkler & Fire Hydrant turnkey projects for big Industrial Houses and Textile Mills all over the country.

In 1970, the company came to be called INFIRE PVT LTD and was headed by his son Mr P Godiwala. The scope of activities and services were widened to cater to Chemical Industries and Power plants as well. The company specialised in TAC Approval related projects and was also undertaking Insurance Consultancy, thereby obtaining huge discounts in insurance premia for the clients.

Infire Pvt Ltd was the first indigenous manufacturer of the Automatic Sprinkler and the Installation Valve Assembly duly approved by BRC (now TAC).

Chetan Desai was associated with Infire Pvt Ltd for 19 years, starting his career from the shop-floor level to ultimately become the Managing Director of the Company.

He has also been a Director of Infire USA Inc. from 1985 to 1989 and was the main force in setting up the business in Southern Califiornia. The major projects there included the design and execution of sprinkler systems for the San Diego State University and the Poway Center of Performing Arts.

In 1992, when Chetan Desai set up C.D.TECHNOLOGIES, he brought with him 19 years of rich experience in the fire protection field from India and the US, having worked in various capacities. His expertise includes in fields of designing, estimation, contracting, finance, liaison with Approving Authorities etc.

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